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1 Marvelous Manga The Power of Manga in a Secondary School Library #604 (Pictures have been deleted) Dr. Elizabeth Lee, Queens University Dr. Peggy MacInnis, Sir Robert L Borden BTI

2 … the story of our Collaboration ; visit Borden 09-10Research Project Planning; implementation; analysis; presentation Article: Teaching Librarian Its a Super Sign-Out Day! OLA Conference Proposal Submission 10-11Research Project: Part II Planning/design OLA Presentation

3 Circulation Statistics Manga 9, ,727 25,215 18,904 5,745 2,450 1,897

4 Circulation: TDSB SE Sept-Dec 2010

5 June 2008

6 Toronto Star: June 2009

7 Collection Size: Manga From 0 – 4,075 in 7 ½ years Then …

8 …have you thought about buying… Now: A-C & Marvel, Bone etc

9 Now: D-Q

10 Now: R-Z

11 Now: other Graphic Novels

12 New Graphic Novels

13 Manga Data Base Stars Number Bold

14 Selection/Shopping: DB 4) Labyrinth: requests in Bold 5) Dan fills boxes; visits GNC 6) Students systematically select books

15 Selection/Shopping cont. 7) Book Talks by Dan Merisanu

16 Selection/Shopping cont. 8) Students make final choices 9) Book Spines are photocopied 10) Invoice ed: payment 11) New books processed & added to DB 12) New DB placed by circulation computer

17 Selection/Shopping cont. Student Excursion 1) small group of students selected to represent GNC 2) visit Graphic Novel Store –e.g. The Beguiling or The Labyrinth

18 Student Excursion cont. 1) students select books; verify with DB 2) whole day event: Library is closed 3) Travel by TTC; shop; load bags and backpacks; lunch location chosen by students; students carry books back to school; arrange new books on trolley by alpha title for photocopying (to create a record)

19 Shopping: Dr Mac 1) DB to Chapters 2) DB to OLA Conference vendors 3) DB to TDSB Resource Fair

20 Selection Criteria 1) No nudity 2) Durable binding 3) Quality of drawing e.g. Naruto

21 Knowing Your Readers: Sir Robert L Borden BTI Vocational school 515 students: 66% male Applied & Locally-Developed courses Reading, writing, math & social skills at a Grade 3-6 level 41% have formal Special Education identification 65% go directly to work following graduation

22 Borden: Location TDSB: Morningside & Kingston Road Located within a community that has –a high crime rate, –substance abuse issues –low socioeconomic status Correlation? More students reading, more students graduating.

23 Reading Engagement Special education and reluctant readers often dislike reading. The first step in becoming a reader is engagement (Guthrie & Humenick, 2004). Choice produces engaged readers (Guthrie & Humenick, 2004, Morrow, 2002).

24 Amount of voluntary reading strong predictor of reading performance and academic success (Fielding, Wilson & Anderson, 1986). Greater access to books correlates with better reading scores.

25 Whats Happening with Manga? Information presented in two modalities. Dual Coding Theory (Clark & Pavio, 1991). Information that is presented & encoded in verbal memory & visual memory is retained better. (Processed by different parts of the brain).


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